MPRECKE

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Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People Podcast
Posted on: December 5, 2019 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Remarkable People Podcast by Guy Kawasaki

Over the years, I have shared various talks and reviewed 2 books by Guy Kawasaki. I really like his view on the technology world and consider him to be one of the most inspiring sources around differentiation, evangelism and marketing in general. Also, I honestly believe he is a great …

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Posted on: November 4, 2019 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

App Spotlight Interview for NoiseGate

After winning the gold award for the best mobile app design during this summer, NoiseGate has now been featured for a spotlight interview. In addition to sharing the backstory of the app, how it was created with many surprises and rewards during the journey, the interview covers topics such as …

NoiseGate - Best Mobile App Design Gold Award
Posted on: October 22, 2019 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 1

NoiseGate received Gold Award for Best Mobile App Design

The NoiseGate iOS app received a Gold Award for the Best Mobile App Design and is listed as a Winner of 2019 Summer Awards on bestmobileappawards.com. Among the competition were apps from serious players in the industry, such as AXA Banque, BuddyPhi, AgreeYa and Airbus IFLY380, all of which are heavily funded projects or enterprises …

Guy Kawasaki - Wise Guy - book cover
Posted on: February 26, 2019 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Wise Guy by Guy Kawasaki

Recently I received a review copy of Guy Kawasaki latest book, Wise Guy. It is his 14th book and a biographical account of his life combined with tangible key learnings and little pieces of wisdom to be shared. I also reviewed The Art of the Start 2.0 a few years …

Posted on: February 26, 2019 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Research on Hamburg’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem published

Recently, my thesis from 2016 on Hamburg’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the regional public policy agenda to foster entrepreneurship was published as an ebook. It is now available on all major platforms, such as Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Tolino etc. Since this process took a long time, it is not …

Leica R8 - the quintessence of photography
Posted on: September 11, 2018 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Thoughts on Analog Photography

I still remember the times during my studies of media technology when I dreamed of someday owning a Leica camera. Although I was happy with the Nikon F2 SLR and Nikon 24mm f/2.8 setup I used during the photography classes I took at university, I kept longing for more. A close …

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Posted on: September 11, 2018 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 1

CSTI – Creative Space for Technical Innovations at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

The CSTI – Creative Space for Technical Innovations is an interdisciplinary platform for research and knowledge transfer in areas such as human-computer-interaction (HCI) or smart systems at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The lab is part of the Computer Science department and collaborates with areas such as mechatronics, design, art, …

WWDC 2009 - Apps Wall
Posted on: July 10, 2018 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

10th App Store Anniversary – Apple’s App Economy

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on January 9, 2007 at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, no one was expecting the revolutionary effect it would have on most of our lives. Most important component of the Apple led smartphone revolution is undoubtedly the App Store that was introduced …

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Posted on: July 4, 2018 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 0

Generative Art Created By Your Heart Beat With heart/work iOS App

heart/work iOS app generates original interactive artworks based on unique health information and real time workout data collected on the Apple Watch. Bridging the gap between wellbeing and health data, heart/work creates a new type of data visualisation. It uses meditative breathing exercises, real time heartbeat data and environmental information. …

noisegate.co
Posted on: May 7, 2018 Posted by: mprecke Comments: 1

Noise Pollution Made Visible With NoiseGate iOS App

Something to try: NoiseGate is the only iOS application that focuses exclusively on the dangerous impact of noise pollution on health and mental wellbeing. The app was developed by a group of master class students during one of the many challenges at the Apple Developer Academy in Napoli, Italy, and …